WENY seeking to resolve negotiation with DirecTV
Lilly Broadcasting, parent of WENY, is continuing its efforts to renew its carriage agreement with DirecTV after reaching an impasse, resulting in WENY potentially not being carried by DirecTV.
We have prepared this page to help you continue to watch your local station, WENY, if DIRECTV stops providing them in the service package you subscribed to.
If DIRECTV stops providing your local channels you can still receive our news and programming through these other channels:
• Over-the-air with an antenna
• Other satellite providers
• Cable systems all through our area
• Our news is always available online through our Apple and Android apps and Web site (WENY.com).
Every employee of our TV station lives here with you - we all give time, effort and money towards bettering our town. Each of us feels terrible we have no control over DIRECTV's decision to remove local channels from a service you pay for.
The Lilly Broadcasting negotiating team has been ready and available around-the-clock to engage in substantive negotiations with DirecTV—in hopes of concluding a fair agreement that reflects the current marketplace.
We recognize viewers will be upset, and we share your frustration.
Since 2015, DIRECTV has been involved in nearly 60% of all carriage disputes with broadcasters—by far the largest amount of any pay TV operator. In fact, DIRECTV has refused to carry one or more broadcasters nearly every week since this past Christmas.
In the end, DIRECTV’s tactics will hurt their subscribers and you—our viewers. DIRECTV is making subscribers pay for programming they are not receiving. That just isn’t fair.
While DIRECTV may stop carrying WENY, we have not ‘blacked out’ our station. You may continue to receive WENY for free, over the air, and, where available, from your local cable or satellite operators. Additionally, we believe DIRECTV should offer refunds or credits to DIRECTV subscribers who are not receiving WENY. We recommend that subscribers contact DirecTV customer service to ask about a refund or a credit at 1-877-710-6331.
We hope DirecTV shares our sense of urgency in keeping WENY on for its subscribers. We appreciate the patience and support of viewers such as you, and we will continue to work diligently to reach a fair agreement that reflects the value of our stations in the current market place.
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Finally, to contact DirecTV regarding the inconvenience caused by its unfair tactics and unreasonable demands, please call DirecTV customer service at 1-877-710-6331.
Boat Ban Impacting Holiday Tourism
HAMMONDSPORT (WENY) -- Run off and debris that came from Penn Yan and the surrounding area continues to have an impact on Keuka Lake.
Typically around Memorial Day Weekend, Keuka Lake would be filled with boats buzzing, but things are a little bit quieter than usual because a motor boat ban is still in effect.
For some local businesses, what they refer to as the kick off of Summer is looking a bit dreary.
"We get quite a few people who bring their boats to the Inn," said Ron Leonard, owner Keuka Lakeside Inn. "We have docking available and a boat launch that's part of our Inn."
Leonard says his rental property wasn't impacted, but his docks were submerged. The tops are now out of water, but he says there's still about 8 inches to go before the lake level is back to normal
Leonard says some guests with boats have cancelled their reservations due to the motor ban still in effect.
"Fortunately most of our guests are looking to do other things, so it hasn't been a large impact on us in particular," said Leonard. "But there are other businesses, such as the boat rental companies impacted."
Like Keuka Watersports.
"We had a lot of cancellations, several on the books actually," said Lance Locey, owner Keuka Watersports. "That's why our lot is overloaded right now. Usually we get these into the water, but we'll get through the weekend and see what June will bring us."
Locey says last year's holiday weather brought about a similar situation., but that isn't dampening his spirits.
"You have to understand, the safety of the homeowners and people driving the boats comes first," said Locey.
Boaters like Paul Madore who says he's never seen water this high in his 10 years coming to Keuka Lake for the Summer. He picked up his boat, but won't be using it just yet.
"Sunday we're going to come back and celebrate the weekend, and we plan on having friends come over and that kind of thing," said Madore.
The Marine Patrol are monitoring Keuka lake. Violators will be charged with disorderly conduct. Meantime, a 5 mile per hour limit remains in effect on Seneca Lake in the Yates County area.